Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 27th December, 2017


40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – WaR: Wizards and Robots by and Brian David Johnson

#young adult/children’s #science fiction #fantasy #adventure

When a young man breaks into her home claiming her life is in danger, Ada Luring’s world changes forever. Geller is a wizard, on the run from his father’s hidden clan who want to kill Ada and her mother. Sara Luring is the scientist who will create the first robot, the wizards’ age-old foes.

But a robot has travelled back in time to find Ada, and will lay everything on the line to protect her, as she may just be the key to preventing the earth’s destruction in the future.

Ada, Geller and the robots must learn to work together to change the past and secure the future. But they don’t have much time before a mysterious enemy launches its attack on Earth…

This sounds like a mash-up where Terminator meets Ursula LeGuin’s Left Hand of Darkness. To be honest, it was the sheer weirdness of the blurb that had me requesting the arc of this offering – that and the fabulous cover. As well as the fact that the authors clearly know their history – Ada Lovelace, notable mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron and Luring, which sounds very similar to Alan Turing, genius and credited with breaking the crucial code that helped to bring WWII to an end. I like those kinds of word associations and appreciate it when authors play those types of games. I’m looking forward to tucking into this offering in due course…




A Bohemian Mind at Work is featuring Dying for Space as part of the blog tour

21 responses »

    • Yes… I’m assuming it’s the same person – I wouldn’t have thought anyone else could use the name. Though that didn’t occur to me until after I requested it and I absorbed the name of the author:)

  1. Terminator meets Left Hand of Darkness? Wow. That’s… quite the literary marriage. And of the Black Eyes Peas is one of the authors?? That name jogs memories – I choreographed a solo routine to one of BEP’s songs at my college dance show! (That was years ago, of course, when I was still dancing.)

  2. OMG, how AWESOME is this?! What a crazy, fascinating, and interesting concept for an SF book, with elements of fantasy thrown in for good measure!! Yeah, it does sound like a mash-up of “Terminator” and “The Left Hand of Darkness”. WOWSERS!! Gotta get this when it’s released upon the planet!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Adding this one to my GR shelves!!

    Thanks for featuring this TERRIFIC book with the GREAT cover!!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂

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